[rescue] Some days ....
vraptor at promessage.com
Sun Jun 8 23:01:50 CDT 2003
On Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 11:50 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 02:47:48AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> On Sunday, June 8, 2003, at 02:38 AM, Michael Free wrote:
>>> You've got it all wrong, man... you need to put the driver in
>>> config.sys, and then go make sure you've added it to win.ini and
>>> system.ini in the windows directory. Oh, and don't forget to turn on
>>> the 15-16M memory hole setting in BIOS, and those cards can be
>>> pretty tricky about Video BIOS shadowing. And make sure you have a
>>> good free IRQ and DMA setting, and that nothing;s stepping on your
>>> memory location. Oh, and don't forget to set the card jumpers for
>>> the right DRAM timing and size.
>>> Dear GOD pc's are a PAIN IN THE A$$. I'd almost forgotten about all
>>> that wrangling.....
>> Better watch out, man...them's FIGHTIN' WORDS around here, or so
>> I'm learning.
> To be fair, it hasn't been that bad in a looooooooong time .... and
> even then, at least half of it was the dain-brammaged OS's fault.
Less brain-numbing stuff to remember, but you waste more time
re-installing the OS when your hardware drivers decide to hose
something up royally. At least in the old days you could tweak things
without having a catastrophic failure of the OS.
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